22 October 2009

65% of CU Law Grads Unemployed At Graduation

The numbers are bleak for the class of 2009 at the University of Colorado School of Law. About 35 percent of the students had jobs at graduation, down from 55 percent the year before[.]

From here.

So what does CU do? Adopt an every man for himself policy.

Most law schools no longer have traditional “placement offices” that line students up with jobs, [SuSaNi Harris, assistant dean for CU law school’s Office of Career Development] said.

“We got away from that because no office is staffed to place, one by one, each of their students. But what we’re exploring here is sort of a pseudo-placement effort.”

This is true despite the fact that Colorado's economy is relatively healthy nationally, with a below national average 7% unemployment rate.

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